Socratic Discussion Activities | Class Dojo Conundrums #1-5


This Socratic Discussion Activities | Class Dojo Conundrums #1-5 includes the FREE Intro to Socratic Discussion presentation, 5 Daily Class Dojo Conundrum Worksheets and full lesson plans.

Socratic Discussion Introduction: This resource provides a detailed introduction to Socratic Discussion, a method of dialogue-based learning that encourages students to question, analyze, and evaluate ideas in a group setting. This approach not only enhances students’ understanding of the topic at hand but also cultivates essential life skills such as critical thinking, active listening, and respectful communication.

This product includes a single .zip file containing:

Google Formats Folder

  • Teacher’s Lesson Plan & Answer Key (23 Google Doc pages)
  • Conundrum Teacher’s Presentation x5 (8 Google Slides)
  • Conundrum Student Worksheet x5 (6 Google Slides)
    • NOTE: Do not open these files on your computer, upload them immediately to Google Drive to avoid formatting issues.
    • TIP: Go to Google Drive – Gear Icon – Setting – Tick “Convert uploads to Google Docs editor format” so that all files automatically convert from pptx to Google Slides and docx to Google Docs.

Print Formats Folder

  • Teacher’s Lesson Plan & Answer Key (23 PDF pages)
  • Conundrum Teacher’s Presentation x5 (8 pptx Slides)
  • Conundrum Student Worksheet x5 (2 PDF pages)
  • Conundrum Worksheet Answer Key x5 (2 PDF pages)

Proposed Daily Schedule:

Day 1: Intro to Socratic Discussion & Conundrum #1 (~45min)

Day 2: Conundrum #2 (~15min)

Day 3: Conundrum #3 (~15min)

Day 4: Conundrum #4 (~15min)

Day 5: Conundrum #5 (~15min)

LEADERS Framework:

This unique framework I gives a clear structure for students to follow, making the process of Socratic Discussion more accessible and effective. LEADERS stands for Listen, Engage and Question, Appreciate All Ideas, Demonstrate Using Body Language, Express Your Thoughts Clearly, Reinforce with Positive Feedback, and Switch the Leader.

Teacher’s Slide Presentation: A comprehensive 21-slide presentation is included to guide teachers through the process of introducing Socratic Discussion to their students. This presentation includes detailed notes for teachers, making it a valuable resource for both new and experienced educators.

Class Dojo Conundrums: These engaging scenarios stimulate thoughtful discussion among students, requiring critical thinking and collaborative debate, making them ideal for Socratic discussions. Please note that all rights to the Class Dojo Conundrums belong to their respective copyright holders.

NOTE: These are freely available on YouTube. While a link to the conundrum is included in the presentation for convenience, this resource does not sell these videos or the links. Instead, it provides teachers with supplemental material designed to enhance the educational value of the freely available Class Dojo Conundrums.

Student Worksheets: These worksheets guide students through the process of participating in a Socratic Discussion, from choosing a team and developing supporting arguments to reflecting on the discussion and identifying areas for improvement.

Personal Note:

I’ve been researching Socratic discussion and how valuable it is for students. Astra Nova (previously partnered with Space X), use some of these methods in some of the best performing schools in the world. I’d like to share this transformative, daily Socratic discussion available for as many teachers as possible.

If the price of this resource puts it out of your reach, please contact me and I’ll see what I can do for you. Regardless, I highly recommend using the conundrums and creating your own worksheet or daily discussion lesson so that your students can still take part in these transformative activities. All the class dojo conundrums are available for free on YouTube.

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KEYWORDS: Socratic Discussion | Class Discussion | Group Discussion | Critical Thinking | Classroom Debate | Discussion Skills | Communication Skills | Listening Skills | Speaking Skills | Argumentation Skills | Classroom Activities | Interactive Learning | Active Learning | Collaborative Learning | Classroom Conundrums | Class Dojo Activities

DISCLAIMER: This listing, including the worksheet and lesson plans, is an independent compilation designed to supplement the viewing of Class Dojo’s Conundrum video clips in an educational setting. It has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise endorsed by Class Dojo, Astra Nova, or any entities associated with them. It is not intended to replicate or replace any officially licensed materials. The Class Dojo conundrum video and its associated content are protected by copyright owned by Class Dojo and Astra Nova. Astra Nova’s educational philosophy, curriculum, and associated content are owned by Astra Nova. This lesson plan and analysis is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Class Dojo, Astra Nova, or any related parties.

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